– AGENDA FOR THIS WEEK’S MEETING
We will have two speakers this Wednesday. Speaker of the House Chris Benge (R-Tulsa) and Senate Co-President Pro-Tem, Glen Coffee (R- Bethany, Warr Acres and West OKC). By Wednesday morning Senator Coffee may have dropped the "co" part of his title and he may be on the way to becoming the President Pro-Tem. I have asked these Republican leaders to give us a run-down on the elections and perhaps more importantly a glimpse into a legislative agenda for next year. If you have not met these men as yet this will be an excellent opportunity.
If you have questions or ideas for legislation, then come prepared for the Q&A session following their talks. You won’t want to miss this meeting.
– THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY
Regardless of who wins this Tuesday, perhaps one of the best things to come out of this whole process is the discussion on "re- distribution"of tax dollars and its definition as "socialism." America has been trending toward an economic and political mixture of socialism, fascism and liberty for some time now. During this transition, socialism and fascism have been growing, with liberty and the ability to own and control your own private property on the wane.
Americans have been acting like the proverbial frog in a pan of water on top of a stove. Being a cold blooded animal, its body temperature adjusts to gradual temperature changes without regard to danger. Given enough time, the frog’s blood will eventually boil and kill the unwary creature. In the same way, socialism has been increasing thanks to our education industry which indoctrinates rather than educates and then of course Hollywood and the mainstream media which promotes such bilge, then ignores or attempts to destroy any contrarian information or opinion.
Whether you want to call it liberalism, socialism, fascism or communism, they are all closely related cousins which all lead toward tyranny. I have been saying for a long time now that Obama is a Marxist. I believe he made a determination as a young man and was helped along the way by various communists, socialists, environmentalists, feminists and others to eventually rise to a very prominent position.
The following description of Obama by the British journalist Melanie Philips of the Spectator (UK) perhaps best describes Obama: "You have to pinch yourself - a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshiped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marsixts, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming the President of the United States. Apparently it’s considered impolite to say so."
In the future, regardless of who wins, conservatives are going to have to attack the ugly twins of socialism and fasicm on an ideological and moral basis, or we will complete the loss of this nation as it was envisioned by our Founding Fathers. I can’t stand John McCain, but when it comes to the lesser of two evils, it is not even close. Obama, an out and out Marxist, is the most dangerous person to ever ascend to the candidacy of the President.
Based on the congressional results from 2 years ago, the expected further gains by Democrats in this election cycle as well as the fact that Obama is a possible winner, it just goes to show how much we Americans have lost the ability to choose good leaders. I know we Republicans governed too much like liberal Democrats rather than conservative Republicans for the 6 years we had control of the White House as well as congress. I also agree we Republicans should have been punished.
However, rather than strategic punishment by eliminating just a few of the most liberal Republicans, Americans turned control over to the Democrats. That is like saying, we are mad at those amateur, minor league mess-ups, so now we are going to give control to the professional, major league mess-ups to run things for a while. God help our stupidity and immorality.
To wrap up this segment, please go vote on the important races other than President like Jim Inhofe for Senate and Dana Murphy for Corporation Commission. I have heard some people say they may not even take the time to vote since they are confident the John McCain will win in Oklahoma.
– LAST MINUTE OUT OF STATE MONEY.
It appears there has been a huge sum of out of state money coming into Oklahoma at the last moment to pay for TV commercials to defeat Republicans. In central Oklahoma the main target appears to be Senator Jim Reynolds (R-Del City). I didn’t think this race would be close but perhaps internal polling shows Jim as being vulnerable. The only way this could be close is the NAME of the person the Democrats found to run against Senator Reynolds. His name is David Boren and yes, there will be voters so ill informed as to think it is the same David Boren who serves as the President of Oklahoma University of which he is not.
– OCPAC IN THE NEWS
For this election cycle OCPAC has raised around $33,000 for our efforts. Thirty thousand of that went to support conservative candidates, $2,000 of that went for a voter education effort and the final $1,000 went for an incumbent accountability project.
This past Wednesday, Michael McNutt of the Oklahoman broke a story about our accountability project as we mailed postcards into the district of Dr. Doug Cox (R-Grove). Representative Cox was selected by our members as the RINO (Republican In Name Only) of the year. We wanted to inform the Republican voters in his district as to just how liberal this pro-abortion Republican happens to be. The final paragraph on the post card states the following: "With a 57 to 44 majority, Republicans can well afford to give up this seat. If the good citizens of District 5 send Rep, Cox back home, it will send a signal to other Republicans to govern like conservatives and not liberal Democrats."
This is what could be called strategic punishment for Republicans straying too far from conservative principles and the tenants of the Republican Party platform. Twenty five (25) Democrats in the House and Senate scored higher than Representative Cox on this year’s Conservative Index published by the Oklahoma Constitution Newspaper.
The Republican Party will never become an effective force for conservative change until we learn to clean our own house.
The other situation regarding OCPAC being in the news revolves around our relationship with M.O.M.S. (Mothers Organized for a Moral Society). There is a good article by Scott Cooper of the Oklahoma Gazette about the short term corporation commission race between Dana Murphy and Jim Roth. The article reports that we accepted a small fee from M.O.M.S. to share our P.O. Box so they could use as much of their money as possible to mail out the educational post cards about Jim Roth. The article also reveals that OCPAC contributed to M.O.M.S. The article is in the current issue of the Gazette which will be in your favorite restaurants until sometime on Wednesday or Thursday of this week. Pick up a copy as it worth the read.
I look forward to seeing everyone this Wednesday.